Valpo Triathlon - TriathlonSprint

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Valparaiso, Indiana
United States
Valpo Triathlon
72F / 22C
Total Time = 1h 13m 49s
Overall Rank = 101/359
Age Group = 45-49
Age Group Rank = 12/31
Pre-race routine:

1 bagel and 1 bottle of water at 5am. 1 gel at 7:30am.
Event warmup:

We were told we could practice swim but it never happened. I was able to run 1/4 mile to loosen up.
  • 08m 19s
  • 440 yards
  • 01m 53s / 100 yards

This was a wave start with to many people for this short of course. Wasn't able to swim the first half for people being on top of each other.
What would you do differently?:

Try to get towards the front or way off to the side.
Transition 1
  • 01m 50s

Transition area was not set up fairly. It was a circle and I was placed by the bike and run out except I had to go around the 150 foot circle pushing my bike the 150 feet for the bike out and 150 feet for the bike in. The people at the other side of the circle near the bike out pushed there bikes a total of 10 feet for both transitions. The racks were also spaced very closely causing some problems.
What would you do differently?:

  • 37m 8s
  • 12.4 miles
  • 20.04 mile/hr

The bike course was patrolled very well.
What would you do differently?:

Push a little harder. I was afraid my calfs would cramp on the run but it never happened.
Transition 2
  • 01m 36s

Other than having to run around the 150 foot circle with my bike it went very smooth.
What would you do differently?:

I've bought a set of yanks for my running shoes.
  • 24m 56s
  • 3.1 miles
  • 08m 02s  min/mile

It was getting hot by now and was having trouble with my pace. I had to much gas in the tank at the end.
What would you do differently?:

I need to run lots more and work on getting to my pace and staying there for the whole race.
Post race
Warm down:

Lots of water and got in the shade.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Anxiety of the open water swim hampered my performance.

Event comments:

They ran out of water and food before all the racers finished. It seemed like they catered to the faster racers.

Last updated: 2006-07-10 12:00 AM
00:08:19 | 440 yards | 01m 53s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/31
Overall: 0/359
Performance: Average
Course: Sharp triangle out and back
Start type: Wade Plus: Waves
Water temp: 72F / 22C Current: Low
200M Perf. Bad Remainder: Good
Breathing: Average Drafting: Below average
Waves: Navigation: Average
Rounding: Below average
Time: 01:50
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Good
00:37:08 | 12.4 miles | 20.04 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/31
Overall: 0/359
Performance: Good
Wind: Some
Course: Country roads with lots of turns. Some small rises but mostly flat. I live in east Tennessee, so the rises were nothing. A lot of people were struggling so I took advantage of that.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence: 110
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:36
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:24:56 | 03.1 miles | 08m 02s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/31
Overall: 0/359
Performance: Average
Course: The run was an out and back in a sub-division with some slight grade change.
Keeping cool Below average Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
Good race? Yes
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 4